Tuesday, July 1, 2014

What in the World: Trouble at Tinder, Dutchies at the Daycare, Getting Lucky in Kentucky

Posted By on Tue, Jul 1, 2014 at 10:33 AM

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MISOGYNY:
 Tinder cofounder and former VP of Marketing Whitney Wolfe is suing the company, alleging "atrocious sexual harassment and sex discrimination." Among her claims: that Chief Marketing Officer Justin Mateen (with whom she was once romantically involved) called her a "slut" and a "whore" in front of the CEO Sean Rad, that the two men tried to strip her of her cofounder title because "Facebook and Snapchat don't have girl founders, it just makes it look like Tinder was some accident," and that when she tried to resign they fired her instead. (CNN Money)

ECONOMY: Times are tough in a lot of places, but according to the New York TimesDeschutes County is better off than most  Even with an 11 percent unemployment rate and a 28 percent obesity rate, locals enjoy a better standard of living than folks in any other Oregon county east of the Cascades—and the vast majority of the southeast United States. Only two states have all their counties in the positive shades—Connecticut (duh) and Wyoming (where energy jobs are becoming plentiful). (New York Times)

LGBTQ: U.S. District Court Judge John G. Heyburn II ruled that same-sex couples in Kentucky have a constitutional right to marry.  His ruling, however, is stayed pending a decision from the  Cincinnati-based appeals court on gay-marriage cases from Kentucky and three other states. Oral arguments in those cases are scheduled to begin in early August. There are now 20 states that recognize same-sex marriage rights. (The Courier-Journal)

JOB SECURITY: President Barack Obama yesterday announced a pending executive order prohibiting workplace discrimination by federal contractors on the basis of gender identity  He had previously issued an order prohibiting sexual orientation-based discrimination. The order had long been requested by advocates of workplace equality since the federal Employment Non-Doscrimination Act (ENDA) continues to stall. (The Advocate)

WEED: A Salem daycare has had its license suspended following allegations its employees are lighting up around the kids.  Manager Charity Araujo says that while four of the daycare's employees do have medical marijuana cards, the children are never under the care of someone who is high. (KGW)

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